Everest Base Camp and Gokyo via Chola Pass - 19 Days Trip

Trip Code: EGC
Trip Duration: 19 Days Trip
Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 14
Best Time for Visit: Mar to May,   Oct to Dec
Activity: Walking and Trekking
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Trip Overview

This challenging and unique trek offers the chance to explore Nepal’s Khumbu at its very finest. Beginning in Lukla, after a breathtakingly short flight from Kathmandu, the trek follows the main trail of the region, including the old Tibetan trade route, and passes through the lush pine and rhodendron forests of Sagarmatha National Park.

Highlights of the trek include a visit to the imposing Ama Dablam Base Camp, itself a wonderful grassy site nestled below one of the Himalaya’s most iconic mountain profiles. Its charming name, Ama Dablam, refers to the two great ridges above base camp, which are like a mother (Ama) and her Charm Box pendant (Dablam), represented by the huge hanging serac high on the West Face of the mountain.

Our newly conceived and fascinating loop trek moves on from Ama Dablam in the Imja Valley, towards two more trek highlights. These are the ascents of Kalapathar (Black Rock) and Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak), renowned for spectacular sunrise and sunset views of the incomparable Mount Everest, which may be seen alongside Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu (all four over 8000m), as well as many 6000m and 7000m peaks beside.

After the Everest Base Camp visit, and ascent of Kala Pathar, there follows the challenge of Chola La pass with attendant enjoyment of the beauty of Gokyo Ri valley and the amazing Gokyo lakes which are sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Gokyo Ri itself is the last climbing challenge of this multi-layered trek before crossing the river to Khumjung, where is to be found the very first Edmund Hillary school, which was the start of a huge and radical improvement in education for Sherpa children, back in the sixties.

Packed with strenuous effort, this trek is all about experiencing the majestic beauty of the tallest and most magnificent mountains in the world, as well as gaining an insight into the cultural life of the Sherpa people of the Khumbu, not to mention forming a link with those first, intrepid conquerors of Mount Everest.

It culminates in a return to Lukla, and a short flight back to the razzmatazz of Kathmandu.

Map & Elevation

Altitude Chart

Altitude (Meter)


Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transport to Hotel.
Day 02 Optional visit to charity projects (Jamarko Craft Village/EPHC), and preparing for trek.
Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2840m), trek to Phakding (2610m).

Altitude: 2840m/9317ft

Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).

Altitude: 3440m/11286ft

Day 05 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06 Trek to Thyangboche (3860m) or Deboche (3770m).

Altitude: 3860m/12664ft

Day 07 Trek to Pangboche (3875m) via Ama Dablam Base Camp (4576m).

Altitude: 4576m/15013ft

Day 08 Trek to Dingboche(4410m).

Altitude: 4410m/14468ft

Day 09 Trek to Lobuje(4910m).

Altitude: 4910m/16108ft

Day 10 Trek to Gorekshep (5153m) and climb to Kalapathar (5545m) for sunset view on everest (in winter).

Altitude: 5545m/18192ft

Day 11 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m) and dissent to at Dzongla/Zongla (4710m).

Altitude: 5363m/17595ft

Day 12 Trek to Thangna (4700m) via the Chola-la cross (5420m).

Altitude: 5420m/17782ft

Day 13 Trek to Gokyo (4790m).

Altitude: 4790m/15715ft

Day 14 Early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek to Marchhermo (4480m).

Altitude: 5483m/17988ft

Day 15 Trek to Khumjung (3780m) via Dole (4200m).

Altitude: 4200m/13779ft

Day 16 Trek back to Phakding (2610m) via Namche Bazaar.

Altitude: 2610m/8562ft

Day 17 Trek back to Lukla (2840m) and last day calibration.

Altitude: 2840m/9317ft

Day 18 Early morning fly back to Kathmandu & transport to hotel.
Day 19 Transfer to airport for international for departure.

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This style of trip is organized for specific groups of people (families, friends,school and college students, colleagues, business associates etc.), and is closed to outsiders. If you are interested in this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.

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This trip departure is open to all. However, if you are interested in this particular trip departure date but want your own private group, then please get in touch with us.

Lodge Based Trip/Trek

This trip/trek is lodge (teahouse) based. All accommodation, including food, is provided in local lodges. Occasionally however, where a large group is concerned we may choose to send our own cook along, as well, to take care of your food hygiene and to cook some special additional items.We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s) and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.

Camping Based Trip/Trek

This trip/trek is camping (tent) based. We will provide one 3-man tent for every two people, also single tents, where requested, on payment of supplementary costs. All food and drinks are provided by our experienced cook and his kitchen team. We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s), cook, kitchen crew, food and drink, and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.

Guide, Accommodation & Porter only

In this trip neither food nor transportation is included. Clients are responsible for food and local transportation, and our responsibility is to provide insured guide, insured porter, and all necessary permits. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Clients pay for their own accommodation. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, We can arrange hotels and international airport transfer, on request.

Self Guided Budget Trip

This trip is specially designed for low-budget travellers who prefer fairly basic facilities with reduced services. It is a pre-requisite that a porter is hired for any self-guided trip, which is an ideal set-up for those who enjoy independent travel with minimum cost. We have added support to minimise the hard work of planning and costing, and we will be available to help in the unlikely event of an emergency. We will arrange all documentation (including permits), before you arrive in Nepal, so that you are free to get on with your adventure, relying only on your porter to help you on your way. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Hotel accommodation, local transportation and international airport transfers may be arranged, on request.

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